Kevin Barnes

800px kevin barnes from of montreal in sweden 2005 11 03
is the singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter for the indie rock group of Montreal, part of the Elephant 6 Collective.

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IAmTrulyKevinBarnes205 karma

probably not, unless we did a tour of kindergartens or something.

IAmTrulyKevinBarnes136 karma

I do talk some of the E6 peeps from time to time, I was just thinking today about what a genius W Cullen Hart is.

i don't do psychedelics anymore, if anything i might smoke a j or drink some gin or whatever but i'm not much of a drug enthusiast.

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i don't believe in karma or an afterlife that resembles this life, i imagine and hope that when we die we lose our sense of individualism and become energy for the universe, i don't wanna take the burden of consciousness/identity into an afterlife.

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oh, and Hi Maxine:-)

IAmTrulyKevinBarnes77 karma

hey man:-) ha ha, thanks, i just follow the Iggy Pop workout method of push ups and running, no real weight lifting...

i don't really think about the past too much, i don't worry about it or reflect on it, i'm too engaged in the present.

i've started compiling a collection of poetry and tking that a bit more seriously but i haven't written any more essays.

i have made people upset in the past cause they felt a certain song was too personal and really only told my half of the story, i totally understand that, but i feel it is important to write from my personal life, mainly cause it helps me work through things and helps my mental state, it's therapy basically

IAmTrulyKevinBarnes74 karma

OC is a song warning me to not be so detached. it's easy for me to just live inside my head and not be sensitive to other people's feelings/'s kind of like when people get a tattoo to be a constant reminder of someone or something, this song is sort of like that

IAmTrulyKevinBarnes63 karma

Hey Ya'll, thanks so much for taking part in this, it was great to connect with you on a cyber-personal level:-) take care and good luck and break a leg and stay positive and don't forget to pray to the gods of Jean Giraud!!!!

sincerely KLB

IAmTrulyKevinBarnes61 karma

i'm fairly happy most of the time, or at least i'm not miserable most of the time, i'm a pretty simple animal

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all fulfillment is fleeting so i don't really carry around happy memories, i'm always chasing the feeling and hoping it will come again, but when it passes it was almost like it never happened

IAmTrulyKevinBarnes49 karma

he's great, i'd love to work with him again. he taught me a bunch of things, mainly, how to "frame" a mix-meaning how to add certain sounds to create a more panoramic visual image, also he encouraged me to avoid short cuts like cut and paste while creating an arrangement on a computer, even if it was something like recording a simple maraca track he'd play it all the way through and not just play a couple bars and cut/paste them throughout the song. it was a great education working with him. he made me wanna work harder and become a better musician cause it was so humbling seeing what he could do on any instrument he picked up.